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23 November, 2014

Co-op tackles bacteria with new roast-in-the-bag initiative

The Co-operative has announced plans to change to ‘roast-in-the-bag’ packaging for all of its whole chickens to reduce the instances of campylobacter.

Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards was a great success again in 2014, and here is our video round-up of the event.

Supermarket sales down 0.2%

21 November, 2014

Overall supermarket sales fell for the first time since 1994, according to new data from analysts.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has urged poultry producers to remain vigilant after avian influenza was discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire

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Ukrainian officials have announced a ban on all live birds and poultry products from the countries affected by bird flu.

As the culling of 6,000 birds on the East Yorkshire farm confirmed to be hit by the H5N8 strain of bird flu is completed, Meantinfo.co.uk looks at the spread of avian infuenza across Europe.

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

Scotbeef is to relocate an historic abattoir after planning permission to replace it with housing has been given the green light.

A Berwickshire family farm “committed to producing top-quality Scotch Beef PGI” has been crowned the 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year.

The responses from a consultation on the Meat Products (England) Regulations 2014 (MPR 2014), which is due to come into force in December, have been published by Defra.

Defra has confirmed the bird flu outbreak at a Yorkshire farm has been identified as the highly contagious H5N8 strain found recently in the Netherlands.

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) West Country Beef has been chosen by Tesco for use in its ‘Finest’ range.

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Poland’s average meat consumption is forecast to increase to 71 kilograms (kg) per capita in 2014, a rise of some 3.5kg compared with a year earlier, according to figures released by the country’s Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).

Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.

More cooperation and less competition is needed with the EU on lamb according to the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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